The chance to remix Moby’s ‘My Only Love’ this year came as a dream come true for South American luminary Vintage Culture. “It was a real honour. Moby is committed to protecting the animals and the tropical forests that exist in Brazil,” he tells DJ Mag from his studio that, during quarantine, continued to be a hub of creativity. He laid his magic touches on Tiësto’s ‘Coffee (Give Me Something)’, Alok’s ‘Party On My Own’ as well as anthems ‘Slow Down’, ‘Head & Heart’ and ‘The Power’, and continued working on stacks of his own material.
He was able to complete a summer tour of Brazil at the beginning of the year and since then has notched up over 100 hours of live sets, with an aim to keep his fans happy while isolated. “Everything will come back. We have to be patient, which is the most difficult thing, and take advantage of the time we have to be productive and efficient in our work,” Vintage Culture says.
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Studio time as much as possible. I am organising my career, planning for 2021. And family time.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“To manage and understand your copyrights, deals, royalties. To learn how to make your brand profitable even without performing live shows.”
What steps need to be taken to address the racism in the dance music scene?
“I believe that whatever is necessary. We must respect and love people. If we are all together, so that each one can do their part, we can end racism.”
What industry changes are you personally pushing for to make the dance music scene more inclusive?
“At the beginning of the pandemic, I engaged with causes that raised the equivalent of $100k to NGOs that take care of homeless people in Brazil. Now the intention is to continue this project over the years regardless of the coronavirus.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“New Order ‘Blue Monday’.”
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